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Flood Warning Issued for Housatonic [VIDEO]

Local weather officials prepare for possibility of flooding on Housatonic River.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Housatonic River; the river was above the flood stage of 12.7 feet of 11 feet as of 2 a.m. today, Wednesday, according to the organization.

FirstLight, the power company that owns the Stevenson Dam on the river at the Oxford-Monroe line, was letting water out as of Tuesday morning, according to WTNH News 8, which cites a Connecticut Post story. WTNH had a news crew at the river on Wednesday morning.

Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast throughout the day, and the river is forecast to continue rising to near 13.1 feet as of 2 p.m. today, according to a report from the the National Weather Service. 

Flooding could occur in The Maples section of Shelton, according to the report. The Maples section had major flooding after Hurricane Irene, according to the Valley Independent Sentinel.

Oxford residents living along the Housatonic River sustained major flooding during Irene. to read an Oxford Patch archive story about the damage.

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